Half an avocado during lunch increases the feeling of fullness
A new study found that eating half an avocado during lunch helps reduce the amount of food eaten and increases the feeling of fullness.
The British scientific website Medical News Today reported that researchers at Loma Linda University in California found that eating half an avocado during lunch can increase the feeling of fullness and reduce the desire to eat snacks between main meals.
The study included 26 healthy, overweight people. Over 5 sessions, the participants were asked to eat their normal breakfast, and some were asked to eat half an avocado during lunch.
It was found that those who ate avocado recorded a 40% decrease in the desire to eat within 3 hours after lunch, and a 28% decrease in the desire to eat within a 5-hour period, compared to those who did not eat avocado.
It also appeared that those who ate avocados felt 26% more satisfied after lunch, compared to those who did not eat them. Scientists also noted that those who ate avocados for their lunch increased their choice of eating carbohydrates, but it was found that there was no increase in blood sugar levels compared to those who did not eat avocados.